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  • Date:26 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:19:35
  • Venue:Victoria Park
  • Attendance:3,183
Goal!

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91:34 +1.34

Sean Dillon challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Iain Vigurs.

91:00 +1.00

Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Mihael Kovacevic. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

90:05 +0.05

Ivan Sproule leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Scott.

87:42

Corner taken by Willo Flood.

85:25

Michael Gardyne decides to take the corner short.

83:58

Shot from deep inside the area by Richard Brittain clears the crossbar.

82:41

Willo Flood challenges Stuart Kettlewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

80:24

The referee blows for offside. Stuart Kettlewell on for Steffen Wohlfarth. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.

79:49

Unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Brian McLean results in a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

79:02

Paul Lawson takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

77:20

Gary Mackay-Steven leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Gardyne.

77:06

Richard Brittain takes a shot.

75:49

Steven Ross comes on in place of Rocco Quinn. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Lawson, save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

73:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Paul Lawson. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.

72:10

Willo Flood fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Johnston joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Rankin. Brian McLean takes the free kick.

70:10

Shot by Iain Vigurs from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

68:05

Jon Daly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evangelos Ikonomou. Jon Daly shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain. Iain Vigurs is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Vigurs is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Radoslaw Cierzniak restarts play with the free kick.

67:06

Rory Boulding joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Gauld.

66:55

Effort on goal by Paul Lawson from long distance goes over the crossbar.

66:08

Rocco Quinn has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

63:44

Unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Barry Douglas results in a free kick. Red card for Barry Douglas. Richard Brittain takes the direct free kick.

59:08

Jon Daly is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Fraser.

56:44

Stuart Armstrong fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. John Rankin has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

55:13

Unfair challenge on Jon Daly by Andre Hainault results in a free kick. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.

54:19

Unfair challenge on Richard Brittain by John Rankin results in a free kick. Andre Hainault restarts play with the free kick.

53:17

Ivan Sproule finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Ross County 1-0 Dundee Utd.Iain Vigurs provided the assist for the goal.

52:02

Rocco Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Barry Douglas, save by Michael Fraser.

51:08

Shot by Richard Brittain from outside the box goes high over the target.

49:49

Barry Douglas takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Evangelos Ikonomou.

45:14

Iain Vigurs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood. Direct free kick taken by Willo Flood.

43:10

Richard Brittain takes a shot. Brian McLean gets a block in.

39:07

Mihael Kovacevic concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Mackay-Steven. Barry Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

37:48

Ryan Gauld gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Vigurs. Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.

34:52

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Vigurs, John Souttar manages to make a clearance.

33:51

Mihael Kovacevic has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

32:02

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.

30:05

Corner taken by Barry Douglas from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Evangelos Ikonomou.

28:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mackay-Steven by Evangelos Ikonomou. Direct free kick taken by Barry Douglas, Jon Daly takes a shot. Brilliant save by Michael Fraser.

27:53

Evangelos Ikonomou fouled by Gary Mackay-Steven, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brittain takes the free kick.

27:10

Paul Lawson takes a shot. John Souttar gets a block in.

23:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steffen Wohlfarth by Gary Mackay-Steven. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.

18:26

John Souttar is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. John Souttar is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

17:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Barry Douglas. Free kick taken by Richard Brittain.

16:38

Evangelos Ikonomou produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

16:19

Steffen Wohlfarth takes a shot. Brian McLean gets a block in.

14:28

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Douglas to the near post, Close range headed effort by Jon Daly misses to the right of the target.

13:16

Richard Brittain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Douglas. Free kick taken by Barry Douglas.

8:20

Shot on goal by Steffen Wohlfarth from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

4:28

Iain Vigurs produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

3:35

Handball decision goes against Stuart Armstrong. Strike on goal comes in from Richard Brittain from the free kick.

2:49

Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.

1:09

Ivan Sproule is caught offside. Barry Douglas takes the direct free kick.

0:51

Gary Mackay-Steven is penalised for a handball. Grant Munro restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Millar returns for United Dundee United midfielder Mark Millar returns from suspension for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Ross County. Full-back Keith Watson could also come in after missing last week's defeat by Motherwell with a knock. Gavin Gunning (knee) and Johnny Russell (fractured leg) remain on the sidelines. Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven insists he is happy to stay put at Tannadice after watching two former team-mates discover the grass is not always greener down south. The Scotland Under-21 international is one of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League's hottest properties and has capped a sensational season with a nomination for the Cheque Centre PFA Scotland young player of the year award. His dazzling ball skills have already attracted attention from npower Championship side Huddersfield, who failed with a combined #1.25million bid for the 22-year-old and team-mate Johnny Russell last summer. Russell was the subject of another #380,000 bid by Italian outfit Catania earlier this month that was also knocked back and Mackay-Steven says he is in no rush to move on. Former Arabs colleagues Scott Allan and David Goodwillie - now at West Brom and Blackburn - both quit the SPL hoping to progress their careers south of the border. But neither player has found life in England easier, leaving Mackay-Steven to insist: "I'm not thinking about moving on. I just take every game as it comes and I'm quite happy here. "We've got a great young team that has been doing well and I feel quite settled, so I'm definitely enjoying my football. "The main thing is to be happy and enjoying your football, which I am at United. Things are going well so, definitely, the grass isn't always greener elsewhere." United's 3-1 defeat to Motherwell last Friday leaves Jackie McNamara's men seven points behind third-placed Inverness and with only an outside chance of pinching the final Europa League slot with four games remaining. But Mackay-Steven remains hopeful. "There is a chance we could still get into Europe," he said. "There's not many games left and it's tight from third down to sixth. But if we can get a little run together from now until the end of the season that would be great and a Europa League place would be an added bonus." Defender Branislav Micic is out of for Ross County after dislocating his shoulder. Micic will see a specialist on Friday but left-back Evangelos Ikonomou has recovered from the back problem that forced him off against St Johnstone and centre-back Scott Boyd returns from suspension. Goalkeeper Mark Brown remains on the sidelines with a fractured hand. Ross County manager Derek Adams believes there is more drama to come in the race for Europe. Motherwell could clinch one of the two places on offer in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this weekend and County's 2-2 draw with St Johnstone last Sunday left third-placed Inverness in a strong position. Caley Thistle are four points in front of Saints ahead of their trip to Perth on Saturday, with County a further point adrift. But Ross County can put the pressure on their Highland rivals by beating Dundee United in Dingwall and Adams is determined to stay in touch with Inverness ahead of the derby on the final day of the campaign on May 19. "If we can keep it tight between Dundee United, St Johnstone, Inverness and ourselves, it will be an interesting finish to the SPL campaign," Adams said. "It's great that we talk about it in that way, but Inverness have had a fantastic season - it looks like they will win the race to play in Europe next season. But if we win on the Friday night then it puts a lot of pressure on them going to the Saturday's game." County go into the game two points ahead of United but they have not beaten their Tayside opponents since the first competitive meeting between the teams 15 years ago. "We have played well in spells against them, but we have found it difficult to win against them," Adams said. "They've had the upper hand against us over a number of times we have played them (when we were) in the First Division and in the Second Division, and we have played them in a Scottish Cup final in 2010, and this season as well. "But we have home advantage and we have to use that and try to get the victory - because we need the victory now to put the pressure on Inverness in that European position."

Formation:4141Manager: Derek Adams

Ross County

Formation: 451Manager: Jackie McNamara

Dundee Utd

  • Michael Fraser
  • Mihael Kovacevic
  • Andre Hainault
  • Grant Munro
  • Evangelos Ikonomou
  • Paul Lawson
  • Ivan Sproule
  • Richard Brittain
  • Rocco Quinn
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Steffen Wohlfarth
  • SUBS
  • Paul Gallacher
  • Scott Boyd
  • Stuart Kettlewell
  • Martin Scott
  • Alex Cooper
  • Archie MacPhee
  • Steven Ross

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Form Guide

    DWLLLD
  • Ross County
  • VS
  • Dundee Utd
  • DDDDWL

Last Meetings

  • Dundee Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Ross County
  • 26/01/2013
  • Ross County
  • 1 - 2
  • Dundee Utd
  • 24/11/2012
  • Dundee Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • Ross County
  • 14/09/2012

Top Scorers

Ross County

  • I Vigurs 6
  • R Brittain 5
  • R Quinn 5
  • I Sproule 5
  • S Morrow 3
  • S Wohlfarth 3
  • G Glen 3
  • G Munro 2
  • S Kettlewell 2
  • P Lawson 2
  • S Ross 1

Dundee Utd

  • J Russell 11
  • J Daly 7
  • G Mackay-Steven 4
  • M Gardyne 3
  • G Gunning 3
  • S Armstrong 3
  • J Rankin 2
  • W Flood 2
  • K Watson 2
  • R Boulding 1
  • B Douglas 1
  • R Gauld 1

Goals

Ross County

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 44
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Dundee Utd

    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 49
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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